background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System

   

Home Games Forum Downloads Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About


 
Unashogi

Leaderboard

Period

Modern

Category Board, War, Replacement, Checkmate, Shogi

Description

A version of Shogi where all pieces start in reserve.

Rules

Same as standard Shogi except:
1. The board is initially empty and each player has the normal complement of 20 pieces in reserve.
2. During a turn, a player must do one of three things:
--- place a piece from the reserve on an empty square on the board
--- move a previously placed piece to an empty square
--- move a piece to a square occupied by an opposing piece, capturing it.
3. A player may not make a capture until her/his own king is on the board. Your pieces have no real power of check on the opposing king until your own king is placed. Your opponent can legally place his or her king right next to your promoted Rook if your king is still in hand. There is no additional rule governing when you must enter your king. If a piece is checking the opposing king, but the friendly king has not been placed, that is called quasi-check. A player is under no compulsion to move out of quasi-check.

Author

Edward Jackman

Creation date

1994

Ludeme Description

Unashogi.lud

Concepts

Browse all concepts for Unashogi here.

Reference

Wikipedia

Identifiers

DLP.Games.1420

     Contact Us
     ludii.games@gmail.com
     cameron.browne@maastrichtuniversity.nl

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council